Friday, August 1, 2014

How to be a PC Automaton rather then a living, breathing, thinking, sentient human.

h/t anonymous commenter who left the link for the image below
Good Citizens Don't Think
This image compliments Winter's guideline, which is posted directly below the image.
I enjoy Winter's self censoring behaviour rules so much, I have decided to break them, daily!

Take it away Winter!WinterPatriot
Be sure to read Winter's examples of how these rules can be applied? Or broken?
The choice is yours
"Fortunately, it is quite easy not to be anti-American, anti-Semitic, and so on. There are ten rules that you need to learn and understand. Once you begin to apply these simple rules, you will be pleased to see that they make difficult thinking totally unnecessary.
1. Accept the (elected and unelected) great leaders (and spokespeople) of the USA, the UK, Israel, and NATO as your own (even if you don't like, and/or didn't vote for, any of them). To the greatest extent possible, (con)fuse their grandeur with your own identity. Understand that they not only lead your country (even if you live in a different country): they are your country, and by extension, they are you. Realize that your hopes, ambitions, loyalties, responsibilities, even your destiny are intricately and irreversibly entwined with theirs, and therefore you as an individual no longer have any independent meaning.
2. From now on, when we say "we", we mean "our great leaders", singly and collectively. This replaces the outmoded usage which erroneously referred to our former individually-oriented selves, and possibly also our family and our friends.
3. Whatever we do is Good. Otherwise we wouldn't do it.
4. Whatever we say is True. Otherwise we wouldn't say it.
5. Our enemies are whoever we say they are. (See rule 4.)
6. Whatever they do is Evil. Otherwise they wouldn't do it.
7. Whatever they say is False. Otherwise they wouldn't say it. (It is also Evil for them to say it. See rule 6.)
8. If we don't want to talk about something they've accused us of doing, this proves we didn't do it. If we had done it, we would talk about it, because it would be Good. (See rule 3.) But since they made the accusation, it is False (see rule 7), and therefore it warrants no response whatsoever. Similarly, if they don't want to talk about something we've accused them of doing, this proves that they did it. (See rule 4.) Of course they don't want to talk about it. It was Evil. (See rule 6.)
9. Any criticism of American policy or practice is inherently anti-American, and any criticism of NATO or UK policy or practice is inherently anti-NATO or anti-UK respectively. Given America's direct influence on NATO, and indirect influence (through NATO) on many countries, including the UK, any criticism of NATO or the UK is inherently anti-American as well.

10. Any criticism of Israeli policy or practice is not only anti-Israel but also anti-Semitic (see rule 4), therefore no better than Hitler, and beneath contempt. Given the support Israel receives from the US, the UK, and NATO, all anti-Israel and anti-Semitic statements are also anti-NATO, anti-UK, and anti-American as well. And vice versa."


  1. I really like this! I put it on my Facebook page. Thanks for posting it.

    1. Your welcome!
      Thank You for spreading it around :)

  2. This is hilarious - thanks twice now Penny :D


    1. Winter did a great job coming up with the rules and someone else supplied the image, I just put it together with a different headline

      a community effort :)

  3. Thanks, Penny.

    The rest of the post contains some examples of the proper application of these rules, as well as examples of what happens when the rules are neglected.

    If you are interested, you can read the original here or at the link Penny provided above.

    Thanks again to Penny and also to Tom and Anon. Kind words much appreciated.